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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Brent Norton?
(a) The leader of a local athiest cult.
(b) Mrs. Carmody's son.
(c) Mike's neighbor.
(d) The owner of the store.

2. At what location do Homer and the narrator for "Mrs. Todd's Shortcut" sit and swap stories?
(a) The local bar.
(b) The gas station.
(c) The general store.
(d) The coffee shop.

3. What point does Curt's story contain?
(a) One man kills another and serves him as food to God.
(b) God made man in his image, so he was made to eat meat.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) God is a vegetarian.

4. Where does the narrator of "Paranoid: A Chant" believe he cannot go?
(a) To the bathroom.
(b) Outside.
(c) To the living room.
(d) To the basement.

5. What was Mrs. Todd obsessed with?
(a) Finding shortcuts.
(b) Finding out who her husband was cheating on her with.
(c) Finding a time machine.
(d) Finding the perfect monocle.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens when Richard hits the "delete" key?

2. What happened to Mark's son in "The Jaunt"?

3. How must the passengers make the jaunt?

4. What does Richard realize about the word processor?

5. What does the narrator believe in "Paranoid: A Chant"?

Short Essay Questions

1. "The Wedding Gig" is rife with metaphors, figures of speech in which an implied comparison is made between two unlike things that actually have something in common. For example, "Love is a rose" is a metaphor. Identify a metaphor from "The Wedding Gig" and identify the two things being compared.

2. What is the implied source of the infestation in "The Mist"? How does he make this implication? What do you think King is trying to say with this implication?

3. Compare/contrast the two rooms in the PAT. Why do you think they are so drastically different?

4. What seems to be the factor linking Mrs. Todd and Homer?

5. Homer compares Mrs. Todd to several goddesses. What is the purpose of this comparison?

6. What do you think is the importance of Curt's tale of Cain and Abel?

7. While Randy is trying to save Deke from being sucked between the cracks in the raft by the black, oil-like creature, what is Randy doing to try and stay sane through the unbelievable situation?

8. Hyperbole is a figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect; an extravagant statement. For example, "The sun was blindingly bright and hotter than ten thousand fires." Give an example of hyperbole from "The Wedding Gig" and give an explanation of why King uses it in this story.

9. In "Word Processor of the Gods," what do you think about Richard's choice of his brother's family over his own? Is a choice made of faithfulness or greed?

10. What do you think Mike Scollay was implying when he told the coronet player that he was going to have to play loud?

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